World War Z

World War Z

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World War Z

Brad Pitt stars in this blockbuster horror as a U.N. employee called upon to establish the origins of a zombie pandemic. As he travels from the U.S. to Israel, Korea and Wales in search of answers, cities and nations fall under the onslaught of undead, leaving mankind's slim hope of survival resting on his shoulders. Based on the best-selling novel, from the director of Quantum of Solace.

Gerry (Pitt) has retired, but his skills as a U.N. investigator are the only reason he and his family are plucked from the zombie chaos in Philadelphia. Lane is pressed back into service and asked to travel the globe looking for the origins of the zombie outbreak. As he travels he finds himself in one life-threatening situation after another - from a Jerusalem laid siege to a Korean air force base gone suspiciously silent, and even a mid-air zombie encounter. To save his family and humanity, Lane will have to survive increasingly vicious events as well as solving what seems to be an unexplainable unnatural phenomenon.

2013Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & horror116 minsUSA
ActionHorrorScience FictionBlockbuster
Director:
Marc Forster ('Quantum of Solace', 'Stranger Than Fiction', 'Finding Neverland', 'Monster's Ball')
Writer:
Matthew Michael CarnahanDamon LindelofDrew Goddard
Cast:
Brad PittMireille EnosDavid MorseEric WestMatthew FoxJames Badge Dale
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Variety

Variety

press

A surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon.

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Total Film

Total Film

press

Choosing quantity over quality, intensity over tension and big-screen thrills over low-fi shocks – this is probably what the zombie apocalypse will actually look like.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Choosing quantity over quality, intensity over tension and big-screen thrills over low-fi shocks – this is probably what the zombie apocalypse will actually look like.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The result looks less like a horror flick and more like a thinking man’s action-thriller – the ‘Newsnight’ of zombie films (you’ll know if that’s your cup of tea).

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

While some of World War Z is rotten, the whole stands as a punchy, if conventional action thriller.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Pitt delivers a capable performance in an immersive apocalyptic spectacle... Waves of startling action counterbalance standard one-man-saves-the-day Hollywood heroics.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This nightmarish travelogue is coy about gore, but it’s still an effective thrill-ride. If the sequel happens, let’s hope it delivers some actual combat.

3.0
0

I saw Marc Forster's latest feature foray with a couple of buddies of mine. Why is this fact important? Well, it's important because as an avid horror/Zombie Movie fan I thought it was important to see this movie with not so avid Zombie movie fans. Why? Well, first and foremost these types of features are best enjoyed with minds of a similar elk. ...

3.0
0

I thought this was a really good zombie movie, but they should have called it something different because it was nothing like the book World War Z. Without those expectations, it's a perfectly decent action-horror.

3.0
0

But average overall. The first hour was good but when the zombies got close up they just looked like boozers who want to be sick. Brad Putt was good and I liked the helicopter action bits.

3.0
0

Yet another Zombie film.This one is surprisingly better than I expected.It flowed well with some large special effects.So many Zombies on the screen at the same time.It gave us an insight into how Zombies came about and their weakness. A few scary moments but don't expect too much.Easy to watch.

3.0
0

A great thriller that would make you rethink about how probable this can be - we just really don't know what's out there. The story makes us easily appreciate how vulnerable humanity is to the deadliest virus that is waiting to happen. The zombies here were fast, and can outrun most people! I like Brad Pitt's understated approach to his character.

5.0
0

It's not THE best zombie film, but its definitely had the thrill, the suspense, the epidemic, the worldwide apocalypse, and the zombies. Masses of zombies were coming in from all directions which I'm pretty sure made everyone giddy about wanting to hose them all with a machine gun. I'm happy that the female characters weren't your typical damsels in...

4.0
0

With The Walking Dead continuing to be a strong force on television, the Resident Evil franchise somehow still doing good box office business and an unknown amount of zombie indie features infecting direct-to-dvd shelves all the time (with the odd one making it into theaters), its not surprising that studios are looking for the next big hit in the genre....

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Choosing quantity over quality, intensity over tension and big-screen thrills over low-fi shocks – this is probably what the zombie apocalypse will actually look like.

3.0
0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Choosing quantity over quality, intensity over tension and big-screen thrills over low-fi shocks – this is probably what the zombie apocalypse will actually look like.

3.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The result looks less like a horror flick and more like a thinking man’s action-thriller – the ‘Newsnight’ of zombie films (you’ll know if that’s your cup of tea).

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

While some of World War Z is rotten, the whole stands as a punchy, if conventional action thriller.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Pitt delivers a capable performance in an immersive apocalyptic spectacle... Waves of startling action counterbalance standard one-man-saves-the-day Hollywood heroics.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This nightmarish travelogue is coy about gore, but it’s still an effective thrill-ride. If the sequel happens, let’s hope it delivers some actual combat.

3.0
0

I saw Marc Forster's latest feature foray with a couple of buddies of mine. Why is this fact important? Well, it's important because as an avid horror/Zombie Movie fan I thought it was important to see this movie with not so avid Zombie movie fans. Why? Well, first and foremost these types of features are best enjoyed with minds of a similar elk. ...

3.0
0

I thought this was a really good zombie movie, but they should have called it something different because it was nothing like the book World War Z. Without those expectations, it's a perfectly decent action-horror.

3.0
0

But average overall. The first hour was good but when the zombies got close up they just looked like boozers who want to be sick. Brad Putt was good and I liked the helicopter action bits.

3.0
0

Yet another Zombie film.This one is surprisingly better than I expected.It flowed well with some large special effects.So many Zombies on the screen at the same time.It gave us an insight into how Zombies came about and their weakness. A few scary moments but don't expect too much.Easy to watch.

3.0
0

A great thriller that would make you rethink about how probable this can be - we just really don't know what's out there. The story makes us easily appreciate how vulnerable humanity is to the deadliest virus that is waiting to happen. The zombies here were fast, and can outrun most people! I like Brad Pitt's understated approach to his character.

5.0
0

It's not THE best zombie film, but its definitely had the thrill, the suspense, the epidemic, the worldwide apocalypse, and the zombies. Masses of zombies were coming in from all directions which I'm pretty sure made everyone giddy about wanting to hose them all with a machine gun. I'm happy that the female characters weren't your typical damsels in...

4.0
0

With The Walking Dead continuing to be a strong force on television, the Resident Evil franchise somehow still doing good box office business and an unknown amount of zombie indie features infecting direct-to-dvd shelves all the time (with the odd one making it into theaters), its not surprising that studios are looking for the next big hit in the genre....

3.0
0